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[Bug 14379] New: Definition of the output element requires amending

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Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:11:10 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-14379-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14379

           Summary: Definition of the output element requires amending
           Product: HTML.next
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: minor
          Priority: P2
         Component: default
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: hello@richclarkdesign.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: plh@w3.org, mike@w3.org


I've seen several examples of the output element being used in conjunction with
an input (e.g. type=range) to show the current value of the input. An example
can be seen here - http://jsfiddle.net/robertc/YCEKQ/

This seems a worthwhile use case in order to provide feedback for a user when
they are using a range input type where the current value isn't visible. 

Currently the spec describes output as being "the result of a calculation."
http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/the-button-element.html#the-output-element

Moving a slider (type=range) isn't calculating anything, it's simply displaying
the current value. Therefore I feel the definition needs amending. I suggest
widening the definition to something like: "the result of a calculation or user
action on an input element."

I briefly brought this up on IRC for reference.
http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20111004#l-524

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